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Thank you to Dranson for the astounding artwork and Doctor Octoroc for the awesome theme song.
Preorders for upcoming PS3 RPG Atelier Escha & Logy ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~ are now open, and ordering from GameStop or Amazon will get you bonus exclusive costumes. Getting yours at Amazon gets you the Escha “Enchanted Witch” Costume, while GameStop gets you the Escha “Apple Pirate” Costume and Logy “Tails Butler” Costume.
You've got time, as the release is set for March 11, 2014.
To go along with this news, Tecmo Koei has release the game's opening cinematic, shown above, as well as a new official website (with lovely background music).
I never thought there was anything particularly difficult about Sonic Lost World on the Wii U, but apparently some people out there don't agree. As a result, SEGA has rolled out a fan-centric patch that allows you to earn extra lives with every collection of 100 rings, and every "game over" will net you 10 lives instead of five.
You can also control Color Powers with the analog stick and buttons (instead of just the touch screen), which is a welcome change. The patch also fixes a small graphical issue in the Frozen Factory area of the game.
So yeah, not a huge change, but it makes the game a bit easier.
Sonic Lost World for Wii U Gets Free Update [Sega Blog]
Square Enix has announced a collector's edition of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It will be available at launch (February 11, 2014) to buyers that order from the Square Enix Online Store. It sounds like it won't be sold anywhere else.
This $89.99 limited edition comes in premium packaging with new artwork. Inside, you'll find an embossed pocket watch and DLC for the Aerith Gainsborough’s “Midgar’s Flower Girl” outfit.
The included 80-page hardcover artbook will feature Tetsuya Nomura's original design work, a forward by art director Isamu, Kamikokuryo, a look at Nova Chrysalia, and even a nostalgia section that features moogles and chocobos.
I WANT THIS.
Microsoft sends word that they sold more than 2 million Xbox One consoles in the first 18 days. That's an average of 111,111 units sold a day -- a record for them.
The Xbox One is sold out at most retailers, they say. Amazon's John Love, director of videogames, said that customers were ordering over 1,000 units per minute. Wowzers.
Here are some fun launch stats that Microsoft has calculated since launch:
Microsoft says that they're working hard to meet consumer demand for the holiday season.
With the advent of iOS 7, support for controller add-ons was born -- it just took a while for them to actually come out. They're officially known as MFis (made for iPhone), and they basically allow you to snap your device into them to allow for tactile buttons. Your options are limited for now, as there are only two official controllers on the market -- the MOGA Ace Power, and the Logitech PowerShell, which both retail for $99.99.
I'm currently testing out the PowerShell, but in the meantime below is a non-exhaustive list of all the games that'll work with your shiny new peripheral. If you find any more that indeed support iOS 7 controllers, feel free to list them here.